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The Resource How markets fail : an atlas of economic irrationality, John Cassidy

How markets fail : an atlas of economic irrationality, John Cassidy

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How markets fail : an atlas of economic irrationality
Title
How markets fail
Title remainder
an atlas of economic irrationality
Statement of responsibility
John Cassidy
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Cassidy describes the rising influence of what he calls utopian economics--thinking that is blind to how real people act and that denies the many ways an unregulated free market can produce disastrous unintended consequences. He then looks to the leading edge of economic theory, including behavioral economics, to offer a new understanding of the economy--one that casts aside the old assumption that people and firms make decisions purely on the basis of rational self-interest
Summary
Behind the alarming headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed, there is a little-known story of bad ideas. For fifty years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work; how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, and an efficient allocation of society's resources. But what about when markets don't work? What about when they lead to stock market bubbles, glaring inequality, polluted rivers, real estate crashes, and credit crunches?
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328969
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Cassidy, John
Dewey number
381
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Financial crises
  • Stock exchanges
  • Monetary policy
  • Banks and banking
Target audience
adult
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an atlas of economic irrationality
Label
How markets fail : an atlas of economic irrationality, John Cassidy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn317928643
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780374173203
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009029529
System control number
(OCoLC)317928643
Label
How markets fail : an atlas of economic irrationality, John Cassidy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn317928643
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780374173203
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009029529
System control number
(OCoLC)317928643

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